OREANDA-NEWS. October 29, 2008. The Board of Directors’ meeting is underway at the Gazprom Headquarters.

The Board of Directors took note of the information relevant to the Unified Gas Supply System (UGSS) readiness for the period of peak loads during the autumn/winter period of 2008-2009, as well as the measures to be taken to assure a long-term uninterrupted gas supply to Russian consumers during the winter period.

The meeting pointed out that the UGSS was generally ready for the forthcoming autumn/winter period. At the same time, successful operation in the autumn/winter period, especially during low temperature spells and peak gas take-offs by consumers, will largely depend on the availability of standard back-up fuel reserves (fuel oil, coal etc.) at power generation facilities and large industrial enterprises, as well as on the regional gas consumption discipline and compliance with the Schedule 1 provisions.